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Real Madrid winger ready to commit his future to club despite exit links – report



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Marco Asensio’s decision to change agents and switch to Gestifute, the agency owned by Portuguese super-agent Jorge Mendes, has raised many eyebrows across the Real Madrid camp lately.

However, according to a report from Diario AS, the Spanish international has no intention to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer, despite speculation over his potential exit.

Once regarded as one of the best up and coming talents in Europe, Asensio’s progress has stagnated in recent years due to injuries and lack of form.

The attacker has struggled to offer consistency up front, and despite scoring 11 goals in all competitions this term, he has fallen behind Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior in the pecking order.

Asensio’s current contract at Santiago Bernabeu expires at the end of next season. Reports earlier in the year had suggested the two parties are set to hold talks later this season, discussing the future of the Spanish international.

However, the talks are yet to take place so far as we head towards the final phase of the campaign, with only a handful of games remaining before the season comes to a close.

For Real Madrid’s part, they have no intention to offload Asensio for a free transfer. As such, they would want to finalise a decision on the player’s future by end of the season.

Los Blancos believe a move elsewhere could be the right choice for Asensio as they are expected to bring in major attacking reinforcements in the summer, including Kylian Mbappe, who remains the top target for the league leaders.

Mbappe’s potential arrival could further diminish Asensio’s chances of becoming a first-team regular. And even though the player is open to remaining at Santiago Bernabeu, his decision to switch to Gestifute suggests he could be prepared to bid farewell later this summer.

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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million



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Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.

Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.

The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.

According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.

The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.

Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.

The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.

Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.

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